Robins were amazed and delighted by the spectacle at Stratford Buttefly Farm as they were surrounded by hundreds of butterflies of every shape, size and colour. Our guide told us lots of interesting facts about their life-cycle as well us introducing us to a giant African millipede, hissing cockroach and many other exotic minibeasts.
On Thursday afternoon Eagles made the most of the beautiful weather by having their art lesson in the front garden. Mrs Holt was particularly happy with the added bonus of not getting clay on the carpet!
The children enjoyed smashing the ceramics and setting them into the clay tiles they made.
Owls have planned and begun a science investigation to see what conditions best suit plants. Over the next few weeks we will monitor our plants to see how they do in different conditions such as with no water, no sunlight, no air or cramped together.
It has been frog mania at Forest School this week! Everywhere we stepped, frogs were jumping around our feet! I'm not sure who had more fun, the children or Nel trying to catch them!
As well as trying to study the joys of British wildlife, we have been learning about Florence Nightingale. The children have been very enthusiastic about this nursing legend (particurlaly Leo, who is likening her to his Mummy, who is learning to be a modern day Florence Nightingale!) We have been writing letters about the awful conditions she encountered in Scutari and we have been creating paper lanterns to signify the 'Lady of the Lamp'.